The Burner Bar & Grille, probably an interesting place to stop but not this time.
It is on the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) near Malakwa,B.C.
- about halfway Revelstoke-Salmon Arm.
While in Salmon Arm, visiting the Visitor Centre, for directions and information, we were advised
to visit Salmon
Arm Wharf for birds and bald eagles. And yes, I did get a bald eagle on camera! Better yet, the sun was out!
The pier has a length of 300 meters and is supposed to be the longest in North America. It offers an excellent
on the bird reserve; apparently some 250 to 500 species of migratory birds stop here at various times.
On my route I was set to visit Brackendale, between Whistler and Horseshoe Bay, known for large numbers
of bald eagles
to congregate there in large numbers. Not one I found there and I was properly disgusted with that.
At the visitor centre we asked directions for where we could see salmon swimming, on their migration upstream.
I had been advised to go to Salmon Arm, but knew it was somewhere out of town.
We were told to continue on Hwy 1,
take the exit at Squilax. A few suggestions in mind we drove too long on the Aquilax-Anglemont Rd, turned around
and walked the trail to the river in Tsútswecw Provincial Park. We arrived at a viewing spot, but there were few
salmon around. The salmon were best viewed with sunglasses, for the polarizer effect; the salmon were still in a
process to turn red. All in all this item on my list fell short of my expectations, but there was something wrong with
the salmon migration in general, it was even on the evening news.
Consequently, I saw disappointingly few bald eagles.
And the road goes on.. After a stay in Kamloops we headed for Whistler on scenic Highway 99.
Another disappointment: The Deadman Junction Ranch was closed, probably due to the end of summer season.
Historic Hat Creek was closed too. Oct.1st is a pivotal date in that respect.
Managed to get a few photos over the fence.
A view on the Thompson River; we caught a moment where the sun made a reappearance.
We left Hwy 99 for a lunch in Lillooet. 'Logging' and 'Tourism'
meet each other on this photo.
Lillooet is a charming little town and so is the 'Abundance Artisan Bakery'. Recommended. The museum was closed.
Duffey Lake is located beside the Duffey Lake Road, about 45 minutes East of Pemberton on Hwy 99.
There is a large log jam here, apparently in situ for a long time. Nice place to stretch the legs for 10 minutes.
Our stop for the night: Whistler. Due to a sort of in-between-seasons I got a good deal to stay here, otherwise
this place it is quite expensive. Not as nice as Austria or the Swiss Alps, though.
First of many Totem Poles I'd come across this trip. I love them as well as other First Nation art.